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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

How To Get More From Your Web Browser

Updated: Feb 21, 2021

Everybody uses the internet, but are you using the best web browser for you? Companies like Microsoft, Apple, and Google do a good web job of pushing their web browsers on you, but without them, you couldn't take advantage of all of the wonderful things that are available to you on the Internet. Doesn't matter if your gadget of choice is a smartphone, tablet, or a computer, without your browser, the Internet would look like a series of numbers and letters, and looking for items would be confusing. I commonly come across people who are surprised when I show them great tricks to use with the favorite browser, so I have to ask: 'Are you using your web browser to the best of its abilities?' If your answer is 'No', here are some ways you could be using your browser better.

1. Use a supported and up to date browser. Using an outdated, and an unsupported web browser can ruin your Internet experience. If you're using Internet Explorer as your web browser, you need to stop right now. The same thing goes if you're using Safari built-in with the macOS versions, of Mavericks and Yosemite, as well as the browsers included with old versions of iOS and AndroidOS. Web sites won't respond well when you try to view them in older browsers, so always make sure you're using the latest and greatest version of your web browser on your devices.

2. Pick the right